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In the U.K., a Surge in Chinese Applicants...

‘The trend with China clearly shows that there is a strong appetite and demand among international students to study overseas. If the U.S. is making things more difficult for international students, they are going to find alternative destinations’, said Rahul Choudaha, the executive vice president for resea...

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Maximizing International Student Enrollment and Engage...

International student enrollment is a critical part of the global engagement strategy of many business schools aiming to prepare managerial talent for the world. However, many business schools are facing headwinds from a range of competitive and financial pressures to grow international enrollment....

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Could the flow of international students from India be...

Following China, tightening immigration policies in the U.S. could weaken the second-largest supply of international students to American colleges. U.S. colleges are bracing for a double whammy in international enrollments over the next year, with some Indian students expected to join their Chinese counterparts in turn...

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Prepare for the largest study destination in Asia, goi...

In recent years, China’s international influence has been increasing, and overseas students have begun to turn their attention to China. China has become Asia’s largest destination for study abroad. At many Chinese university, English programs are more diverse. Mr. Vytautas Rimkus, senior consultant of...

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US colleges fret over fall in Chinese students...

Nearly 1.1 million international students are studying at universities and colleges in the United States, contributing $42 billion to the country’s economy. For every seven international students enrolled, three US jobs are created and supported through tuition and other expenses. However, the years of easy growt...

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Immigration Sting Could Hurt U.S. Reputation...

News that the Department of Homeland Security set up a fake university to nab the organizers of a scheme that allowed hundreds of immigrants to remain in or come to the United States illegally could have a chilling effect on international student enrollment in colleges and universities across the country....

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‘It Would Have Been Catastrophic’: Trump Administr...

Educators expressed relief that President Trump had been dissuaded from acting on the visa proposal, but they worried it could be a prelude to future policies that could undermine higher education’s global outreach.

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Global Study Awards winners revealed...

The winners of the latest round of the Global Study Awards have been announced, with students from Somalia and the Netherlands scooping £10,000 to put towards their studies.

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Studyportals and Pearson partner on PTE scores...

The Pie News, 17 September 2018 Studyportals and Pearson announced a new partnership which will benefit all prospective international university students taking the Pearson Test of English Academic to prepare for their university applications. When checking requirements for their university or course of choice on Study...

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The lure of work rights for int’l students – Act 1...

The Pie News, 14 September 2018 Dubbed “the bridge between education and migration” by Centre for Global Higher Education’s Simon Marginson, post-study work rights are being used by some countries as a way to encourage the globally mobile student to put down roots in a new country. Universities New Zealand executive di...

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2018 PIEoneer Award winners revealed at London gala...

The Pie News, 10 September 2018 IES Abroad’s Dr Mary M. Dwyer headlined the winners of the second annual PIEoneer Awards, celebrating global achievement in international education at 8 Northumberland Avenue in the centre of London on 7 September. The event, which attracted 350 attendees from around the world, saw winne...

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Bank of Mum & Dad: Global int’l student funding...

The Pie News, 3 September 2018 While students turn to part-time work to support themselves at university, their parents take on extra work and borrow money to contribute to their education – but the funding gap is still quite substantial, a new survey by global banking giant HSBC has shown. Part-time work during a univ...

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Google launches education search feature in US...

The Pie News, 13 July 2018 Google has entered into the education search space in a more determined way, introducing a new search feature for students looking for a university or a college course in the US. When searching for an institution, information such as cost, admissions or graduation rates will be made available...

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Universities’ marketing is out of date, says web gur...

University World News, 13 June 2018 Universities have been accused of lagging behind in understanding what is happening in marketing for young people in the digital age, according to one of the top visionaries of recent web developments. He urged universities to allow authentic student reviews on their websites. Speaki...

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Short course abroad popularity up 500%...

The Pie News, 11 June 2018 Demand for short courses is growing twice as fast as that for degree courses on study choice platform Studyportals, in a change that may signal a shift to an industry-wide trend towards more flexible and modular pathways for students. Tracking demand across its three portals, Studyportals not...

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International students’ interest in Finnish universi...

Helsinki Times, 31 May 2018 Interest in Finland from students outside the EU has fallen to an “all-time low”, according to the online education platform Studyportals. The trend started to develop following the Finnish government’s decision to introduce tuition fees for non-EU citizens in late 2015. This policy was subs...

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Non-EU students’ interest in Finland at “all-time ...

The Pie News, 24 May 2018 Interest in Finland from prospective non-EU students is at an ‘all-time low’ on the online student choice platform Studyportals since tuition fees were announced in 2016, but analysts say the market will inevitably recover. Tracking interest rates from students from all over the globe (except...

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Global Study Awards winners announced...

The Pie News, 14 May 2018 The Global Study Awards has presented £10,000 to two international master’s students at its fourth annual ceremony.Jingbang Luan from China and Ozioma Nsaka from Nigeria were selected for contributing to society along with a determination to develop their careers. The money will contribute to...

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France, where the grossly unprepared try for maths deg...

The Economist, 5 May 2018 “LIKE organising a shipwreck in order to find out who can swim,” is how Alain Peyrefitte, then France’s education minister, described his country’s non-selective system of recruiting university students half a century ago. Peyrefitte hoped to transform the system by introducing selective admis...

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Parents a key player in offspring studying abroad...

University World News, 27 April 2018 Parents are a key player in influencing their offspring to study abroad, according to a worldwide survey to get inside the applicant’s mind and understand the study abroad decision-making process. More than 8,500 postgraduate and undergraduate students planning to go abroad for a pr...

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European universities ‘cannibalising’ their own co...

University World News, 26 April 2018 Universities in some European countries are in danger of ‘cannibalising’ their own courses in the rush to introduce programmes taught in English, the head of international marketing at a leading Italian university warned a conference in Amsterdam last week. Michelangelo...

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Europe gaining on UK for study abroad students...

University World News, 17 March 2018 The United Kingdom is slowly losing its competitive edge in attracting international students and it is not just native English-speaking countries like Canada and Australia that are winning a bigger share of the market. Universities in European countries led by Germany and the Nethe...

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Investeerder Alexander Ribbink: ‘Ondernemers moe...

Sprout, 20 February 2018 In deze nieuwe aflevering van De Investeerders: Alexander Ribbink ontwikkelde zich na TomTom tot investeerder. Na Prime Ventures richtte hij Keen Venture Partners op. ‘We zoeken mensen die op een positieve manier eigenwijs zijn.’ Na zijn carrière bij Unilever en Mars wilde Alexander Ribbi...

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Global universities unprepared for sea change ahead...

University World News, 26 January 2018 An overwhelming majority of the participants responding to a live poll during the webinar on the megatrends shaping the future of global higher education agreed that universities face transformative changes in the next decade – but only 12% believe higher education institutions ar...

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Studyportals presents view on the future of internatio...

The Pie News, 25 January 2018 International student mobility will continue to grow but the ‘where and how’ will change, with new destinations and new delivery models taking over, and partnerships between institutions becoming crucial, a new report by StudyPortals argues. The cause for these changes lies in eight ‘megat...

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8 global trends impacting higher ed

Education Dive, 24 January 2018 When it comes to the future of universities and colleges around the world, higher education leaders are all too aware it’s not just domestic trends that can impact the way they operate their institutions. There are also external, global factors that can change the trajectory of the...

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